Trade Deadline: Phillies make moves

The trade deadline has come and gone with the Phillies making a pair of moves. In my previous post I mentioned both Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence being likely candidates on the move.

On Tuesday the Phillies decided to move Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for reliever Josh Lindblom, pitching prospect Ethan Martin, and a player to be named later or cash. Victorino will play left field for the Dodgers, who’ll stick with Matt Kemp in center field and Andre Either in right field. He also figures to slide into the leadoff spot, which has been a major weakness for the Dodgers all season. To replace Victorino the Phillies have called up one-time top prospect Domonic Brown from Triple-A.

Mere minutes after Shane Victorino was traded,  the Phillies traded the two-time All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants for three players on Tuesday. It’s the second time in two years Pence went from last place to first place right before the non-waiver trade deadline.

The Phillies got outfielder Nate Schierholtz, minor league catcher Tommy Joseph and minor league right-handed pitcher Seth Rosin.

Thank you Philadelphia for all your support and passion. Excited to see what awaits me in San Francisco!” Pence wrote on Twitter.

In the end, thank you Shane for all the years of hard work, with one yielding a World Series Championship I for one will never forget.

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